One Pass Saphenous Vein I

Kyle Adkins, Seth Bamesburger, Bob Doerning, Jeff Ruwe

To develop an intuitive, clinically effective, and decreased cost device for saphenous vein harvest procedures in developing world settings. Minimally invasive harvest is too expensive and time consuming in developing world

  1. Safely dissects GSV from surrounding tissue
    1. Preserves integrity of the GSV
    2. Minimal trauma to adjacent tissues
  2. Minimally invasive
    1. Size of incisions
    2. Number of incisions
  3. Identifies and separates side branches with minimal bleeding
  4. User feedback
    1. Visualization of workspace
    2. Visualization and/or tactile Feedback at side branch

One Pass Saphenous Vein II

Ryan Broderick, Arun Nagaraj, Rachel Robitz, Boyu Wang, John Ficker (DAAP)

The team wanted to develop an intuitive, clinically effective and low cost device tailored to saphenous vein harvesting procedures performed in developing countries by creating a device that did not use expensive equipment that a third world country does not have access to use.

Repironics - Sleep Apnea Device

BME: Laurie Burck, Christine Louie, Nicole Reinhart, Rebecca Robbins
DAAP: Celina Castaneda, Christina Droira, Adam Feist, Thomas Franke, Nathaniel Giraitis, Bryan Porter

Working closely with the Repironics company, the team compiled several themes of unmet needs in devices that treated sleep apnea and created six user profiles that covered the different complaints that patients had with sleep apnea devices. These six devices were narrowed down and combined to create the ideal device.


John Bauer, Jeeyeon Cha, Chris Weidner

The purpose of this project is to create a semi-artificial human blood flow circuit that lays the foundation for future aneurysm studies. Because both living and artificial aneurysms are eventually going to be created with the system, it will have the capability to attach a living blood vessel to the artificial blood flow circuit. The system will measure the fluid flow rate and pressure because both of these parameters affect the development of aneurysms. Also, blood vessel wall strain will be measured to determine the degree of aneurysm growth. The project goal is not to create aneurysms, but to create a system that would allow future researchers to grow and measure aneurysms on a living or artificial blood vessel. Because of these aspects of the project, it is named the Vascular In Vitro Pulsatile Response (VIPR) system.

Foot Orthosis for the Treatment Drop Foot

Crystal Coolbaugh, Becka Mollere, Emily Schoettner, Katie Aring (DAAP), Tom Franke (DAAP)

The clinical problem deal with stroke patients that experienced a walking impediment know as drop foot. The mission of this team was to create a device that was not only a treatment, but adaptable to the patient, aesthetically pleasing, and user friendly.


BME: Khanh Cao, Chris Lam, Liran Oren, Jennifer Stewart,
DAAP: Celina Castaneda, Margot Decker,Christina Droira, David Nebert

Currently, bilirubin levels fro an infant are checked through drawing blood. By mimicking what a pulse oximeter does and measuring bilirubin levels through optical reflectance, this team created a device and a procedure that significantly reduces the trauma for not only the infant, but the new parents as well.